- September 10, 2020

Hunters Asked to Check for Brucellosis

by Jackson Hole Radio News

Wyoming hunters who pursue elk in northwest Wyoming hunt area are urged to submit blood samples and other information about their harvest to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Brucellosis is a bacterial disease endemic in elk and bison throughout the area surrounding Yellowstone in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. About 8,000 kits will be mailed to hunters in 2020, arriving two weeks prior to the hunt area opening date. Not all hunters with a license in surveillance areas will receive a testing kit via mail, but are encouraged to contact Game and Fish to obtain a kit and participate in the program. Wyoming Game and Fish also directs, if you harvest an elk with a radio collar, do not cut the collar; return it to Game and Fish personnel.

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